a steady relationship

a romantic relationship that continues for a long period of time

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • (a) steady relationship — a steady relationship phrase a romantic relationship that continues for a long period of time Thesaurus: sexual and/or romantic relationshipssynonym Main entry: steady …   Useful english dictionary

  • steady — stead|y1 W3 [ˈstedi] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(continuous)¦ 2¦(not moving)¦ 3 steady job/work/income 4¦(voice/look)¦ 5¦(person)¦ 6 steady boyfriend/girlfriend 7 steady relationship ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: stead] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • steady — 1 adjective 1 NOT MOVING firmly held in a particular position and not moving or shaking: Keep the camera steady while you take a picture. | a steady hand: You need a steady hand for such a delicate job. 2 CONTINUOUS moving, happening, or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • steady — stead|y1 [ stedi ] adjective ** ▸ 1 held firmly ▸ 2 gradually developing ▸ 3 not changing ▸ 4 reliable/sensible ▸ 5 lasting a long time 1. ) firmly held in a particular position without moving or shaking: Hold the flashlight steady so I can see… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • steady — I UK [ˈstedɪ] / US adjective Word forms steady : adjective steady comparative steadier superlative steadiest ** 1) firmly held in a particular position without moving or shaking Hold the torch steady so I can see better. steady hand: You have to… …   English dictionary

  • steady*/ — [ˈstedi] adj I 1) firmly held, without moving or shaking Hold the torch steady so I can see better.[/ex] You have to have a steady hand to be a surgeon.[/ex] 2) slowly and gradually continuing to change, move, or happen A steady stream of people… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • steady — [[t]ste̱di[/t]] ♦♦♦ steadier, steadiest, steadies, steadying, steadied 1) ADJ GRADED A steady situation continues or develops gradually without any interruptions and is not likely to change quickly. Despite the steady progress of building work,… …   English dictionary

  • relationship — noun 1 between people/groups/countries ADJECTIVE ▪ friendly, good, happy, harmonious, healthy, strong ▪ They have a very healthy father son relationship. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • steady — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb Steady is used with these nouns as the object: ↑nerve {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adj. 1 not moving or shaking VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • steady — adjective (steadier, steadiest) 1》 firmly fixed, supported, or balanced.     ↘not faltering or wavering; controlled.     ↘sensible and reliable. 2》 regular, even, and continuous in development, frequency, or intensity. 3》 (of a ship) moving… …   English new terms dictionary

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